Butter Gallery, in collaboration with Golab Agency, BeArt and Pixartprinting, is pleased to present the recent work of Italian photographer Dido Fontana. The solo exhibition titled “Cotto Al Dente” (firm to the bite), alludes to the new realism aesthetic of Fontana, as he explores the universal concepts of power, sexuality and gender roles in contemporary society. In an effort to establish creative exchanges and international visibility for both the Italy based artist and the Miami gallery, “Cotto Al Dente” will be on display through Miami Art Week, following the opening reception.
Fascinated by the current human condition, Fontana diverts from traditional photography standards in order to capture the true essence of his subjects without embellishments. Bordering on the irreverent, the risky and suggestive photographs of Dido Fontana may appear to be spontaneous and voyeuristic; but in reality they are intimate and the product of a strict self imposed methodology. As the son of renown photographer Nerio Fontana, Dido brings to the gallery arena a high technical standard through photographs that demonstrate his sovereignty over the camera. And while the end results might seem a bit raw and anti-establishment, Fontana questions the different standards of beauty brought upon us by society, and calls into discussion what we believe we know about beauty and aesthetics.
Dido Fontana is an Italian photographer born in Trentino, Italy (1971). His work has been exhibited in art galleries and institutions worldwide, such as the World Trade Organization in Geneva, and has been published in numerous magazines including Playboy, Ginza and Numéro. In 2007 was awarded the first price at the Quest of Fashion at Pitti Immagine. Fontana participated in the Maldive Pavillion at the Venice Biennial of 2013, for the Gervasuti Foundation and his photograph “Untitled (Christ)" was acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and exhibited at the Minneapolis Museum during his participation in The Art of Murder exhibition.